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by Hicho9
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 4
Topic: Ninja Gaiden 4 Confirmed?
Replies: 2
Views: 2355

Re: Ninja Gaiden 4 Confirmed?

Not exactly a confirmation, but that seems pretty close.....certainly the closest comment we have gotten yet from someone official in Koei Tecmo related to a new NG project. If a new NG is an extremely important project for them, well, that seems to imply it is an actual project. :smile: I am optimi...
by Hicho9
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden General
Topic: Let's compare Ninja Gaiden systems with other games
Replies: 2
Views: 2319

Re: Let's compare Ninja Gaiden systems with other games

Right there with you.....the action and just plain FEEL of NG is unparalleled for me in gaming. There is always something missing for me in other games I try compared to the visceral, tangible, hard to articulate feeling of Ryu and NG action. Honestly, this is why I have such huge excitement for NIO...
by Hicho9
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden General
Topic: All things considered, what do you think about NG's story?
Replies: 12
Views: 6494

Re: All things considered, what do you think about NG's stor

I very much agree! I actually think Ninja Gaiden has an amazing mythology, world background and characters.....Team Ninja just has not done very well in capitalizing on these things to tell a compelling story. Although I criticize, I generally have liked the stories of all the NG games myself. Serio...
by Hicho9
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 4
Topic: Upgraded Skill Tree And Support System
Replies: 2
Views: 2053

Re: Upgraded Skill Tree And Support System

Great thoughts guys! I also really feel like they were on the right track with RE's combat----just needed more polish and improvement in enemy AI (being less cheap) and level design (along with other baked in flaws from NG3). Honestly, Nioh might be the best thing that could happen for the future NG...
by Hicho9
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 4
Topic: Ninja Gaiden 4 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 25551

Re: Ninja Gaiden 4 Discussion

I really though RE was pretty great in terms of combat gameplay, minus the baked in flaws from NG3. Hayashi for better or worse is officially kind of head of Team Ninja and essentially acts in an executive producer type role managing all their different projects. I actually think this kind of role s...
by Hicho9
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 4
Topic: Ninja Gaiden 4 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 25551

Re: Ninja Gaiden 4 Discussion

So Theoretically once NiOh is done, the team will be assigned to NG4 since Hayashi did say months and months back that they do want to work on a new NG and they do have ideas for it, but are busy because the team has their hands full with NiOh. I agree this is likely. We have heard recently from va...
by Hicho9
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 4
Topic: Team NINJA not working on NG4
Replies: 6
Views: 3926

Re: Team NINJA not working on NG4

I am taking this with a grain of salt. I am sure NG4 is in some stage of early development already despite what he says. The main focus though is clearly going to be on Nioh and other projects for the near term. My guess is we still see NG4 sometime in 2017, or early 2018 at the latest. The franchis...
by Hicho9
Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden General
Topic: Hayashi: "Ninja Gaiden is not dead"
Replies: 18
Views: 7595

Re: Hayashi: "Ninja Gaiden is not dead"

Agreed it is a vague typical dev answer of "something is happening but we don't have anything to say yet". I am sure NG4 is in some stage of development, but it just means we probably won't see it next year now and need to wait a bit longer (2017 release is my guess). The signs certainly seem to be ...
by Hicho9
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 4
Topic: Ninja Gaiden 4 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 25551

Re: Ninja Gaiden 4 Discussion

I also think it highly likely that Hayashi would NOT be directing NG4, but just have some kind of executive producer role. It seems like his role now in TN is largely producing/planning projects on a more macro scale like the collaborations with other devs. This strikes me as a good thing. I don't t...
by Hicho9
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 4
Topic: Ninja Gaiden 4 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 25551

Re: Ninja Gaiden 4 Discussion

I am with you guys. I am dying for some news on NG4 as well. I think there is a pretty good chance we will get some kind of Team Ninja announcement at the Tokyo Game Show this year. However, whether that be NG4 or something else at this point is hard to say. It has been pretty frustrating how quiet ...
by Hicho9
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Topic: Opinions regarding this game
Replies: 62
Views: 16462

Re: Opinions regarding this game

i agree with alot of the points made. Overall, RE now has my favorite combat of all the NG games (although I prefer the feel of OTs in NG2 for some reason and it still sucks that there is no playable True Dragon Sword). It's primary weakness is still just the mediocre uninspired level design carried...
by Hicho9
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 4
Topic: Ninja Gaiden 4 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 25551

Re: Ninja Gaiden 4 Discussion

Personally, I like SoBs. I would like to see more variation (different inputs), but make it more difficult to execute. This is how I feel to. I love the SoBs in principle, but agree they need to be fleshed out and developed more for the next NG. In thinking about NG4 and what new aspects to the gam...
by Hicho9
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Topic: Steel on Bone/NG Gameplay - Where Does it Go From Here?
Replies: 8
Views: 3897

Steel on Bone/NG Gameplay - Where Does it Go From Here?

So, I have been giving thought to where NG combat gameplay might go in the future with NG4 and thought it would be a good discussion. In anticipating NG4, my suspicion is that Team Ninja will not alter the NG gameplay dramatically in NG4. After the debacle of vanilla NG3, I suspect that TN will be s...
by Hicho9
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Topic: NG3 Razor's Edge - Team Ninja Development Team
Replies: 3
Views: 1951

Re: NG3 Razor's Edge - Team Ninja Development Team

Yeah, TN is now significantly larger I think than in the past with two internal dev groups. I am not sure what the development breakdown is between the two groups (it might not be as clear-cut as one group being for NG, one for DOA). Being a larger team though with more resources does overall bode w...
by Hicho9
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Topic: NG3 Razor's Edge - Team Ninja Development Team
Replies: 3
Views: 1951

NG3 Razor's Edge - Team Ninja Development Team

So, just out of random curiosity, I was comparing the developer credits for both NG3 and NG3RE to see if there were perhaps some key staff changes that might have resulted in the huge improvement in gameplay between the two games. Here are the relevant staff of interest: Action Design Leads NG3: Kaz...
by Hicho9
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 3
Topic: Going to get this game too
Replies: 15
Views: 5036

Re: Going to get this game too

The launch -> SoB was OK and I liked how you could windpath and then FS straight back into the enemy that you just windpath'd off of. Ah, I forgot about that aspect of Wind Path into FS from NG3----you're right, that was really cool. I guess they removed it from RE along with the slide launch into ...
by Hicho9
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Topic: Got This Game for Christmas
Replies: 241
Views: 35593

Re: Got This Game for Christmas

I think my new year's resolution will be to finally try out some of the other weapons in this game. :laugh: Haha, I hear you! It is just so damn hard for me to give up using the DS/katana....I just love it so much. :smile: But, I do have to say that the other weapons are ALL great imo from what I h...
by Hicho9
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Topic: Got This Game for Christmas
Replies: 241
Views: 35593

Re: Got This Game for Christmas

Awesome Reim! Look forward to hearing what you think of the game.

Regarding you question, no, Ryu still has the standard counter attacks In the game along with the new cicada surge teleport technique.
by Hicho9
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden General
Topic: those DOA Izuna drops never made it to NG games
Replies: 16
Views: 5023

Re: those DOA Izuna drops never made it to NG games

As much as I think Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor's Edge is a meh game, that game DID have a horizontal Izuna Drop animation, even though it's not called Izuna Drop. >Y(Hold)Y while close to a wall would make Ryu slam the enemy into the wall. The technique you describe is the "Flame Wheel Drop" in NG3RE and ...
by Hicho9
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden General
Topic: Any news on NG4?
Replies: 47
Views: 10835

Re: Any news on NG4?

Just the whole concept of it is off for me. NG is about being a lone ninja against a bunch of badass enemies (in my view). And then there's lag and everything else that comes with online play. But like I said, I understand many people like it. If they could make a single player mission set and a di...
by Hicho9
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden General
Topic: Any news on NG4?
Replies: 47
Views: 10835

Re: Any news on NG4?

Indeed! :thumb:

My hope is that we have a glorious future ahead with a NG4 and MGR2! Plus, Devil's Third if it ever happens... :pray:
by Hicho9
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden General
Topic: Any news on NG4?
Replies: 47
Views: 10835

Re: Any news on NG4?

And regarding Platinum's games: I agree that some are short. But they make up for that with a lot of replay value. Heck, I sometimes want to pop in Bayonetta or Revengeance just to replay it for better ingame rewards. And it is that what NG3 really lacked. I would disagree slightly here. For me per...
by Hicho9
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden General
Topic: Any news on NG4?
Replies: 47
Views: 10835

Re: Any news on NG4?

But they MUST follow the spirit of NG/NG2. Manual saving, diverse locations, many different enemy types, and a number of chapters numbering in the double digits. And for all that is Holy: SKIP. THE. COMPETITIVE. MULTIPLAYER. Co-op, fine. But no DM or other nonsense like that. I fully agree. In fact...
by Hicho9
Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden General
Topic: Any news on NG4?
Replies: 47
Views: 10835

Re: Any news on NG4?

Agreed, alot of pressure to get it right this time.

But, I am plenty excited after NG3RE.